Question by  Darkcrystal24 (19)

How are hurricanes predicted as far as when and where?


Answer by  reader99 (46)

Scientists use several factors to predict hurricanes. The temperature of the ocean is one factor; warmer water is more conducive to forming hurricanes. Changes in upper-level winds can also indicate the beginning of a hurricane. Radar can detect a storm in its early stages.


Answer by  Jane42 (201)

There is an earth and space based detection network in place that utilizes computer modeling, earth and ocean sensors, satellites, and hurrican hunting aircraft. Using these tools, forecasters can make fairly predictible projections well in advance.


Answer by  turkworker (1007)

Hurricanes are predicted by meteorologists. They use analyze different climate changes in order to predict when and where a hurricane will occur.


Answer by  mb (5482)

Hurricanes form from large air masses moving out from the Sahara dessert in Africa. They gather strength in the Atlantic Ocean from the warm tropical water. Their landfalls are determined by comparing their speed and current direction to a probability scale based on hundreds of documents hurricans over the last 100 years.


Answer by  dbender (15)

The National Weather Services uses a combination of satellite images, direct observations by aircraft, ground observations, and computer models to predict hurricanes.


Answer by  Lextron (17)

Hurricanes can be predicted from hundreds of miles out into the ocean, a few days early. They start as converging wind currents that swirl.


Answer by  Kurt (4579)

Hurricanes are predicted by meteorologists watching very closely low pressure areas in the Atlantic oceans hundreds of miles away and predicting whether they will grow into hurricanes and their path.

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